Wild and Scenic Film Festival Thursday Oct 20

Join a benefit for SGWA at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival  7:00 p.m, Thursday Oct 20.  Sponsored by CSUSB Recreation & Wellness, ASI, OCE.

13 extraordinary films, music, and a raffle

Films to be shown:
Diversity and Inclusion in our Wild Places
Comes with Baggage
Cold Waters
An Educations, A father-daughter trip of discovery
Filtering a Plastic Ocean
Invisible Ocean: Plankton & Plastic
Kew Gardens: Beyond the Gardens
Planet for the Plant
Soil Carbon Cowboys
The Fire Next time
The Way We Eat
Our Canyon Lands
One Woman Roadblock

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 7:00pm
Cal State University San Bernardino
Santos Manuel Student Union Event Center
5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino

Tickets $10 general public, purchase online or at the door. Pick up tickets at will call.
Students $5 / Faculty and Staff $8 Must show ID at will call


For more information please call 909-537-3863

San Bernardino National Forest Increases Fire Restrictions Effective Friday, September 2

Per the SBNF press release from August 29, 2016:

Fire restrictions and guidelines effective Friday September 2, 2016 on the San Bernardino National Forest are as follows:

No wood or charcoal fires are permitted on National Forest Systems lands within the San Bernardino National Forest.
Propane, gas cooking stoves and lanterns are permitted with a valid California Camp fire Permit.
No recreational shooting is permitted except those engaged in legal hunting.
No Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.
Fireworks are always prohibited on the San Bernardino National Forest.
An approved spark arrester is required for all off-highway vehicles.

Read more about the restrictions and find contact info by clicking the link above.

August SGWA Newsletter

The August issue of the SGWA newsletter has been posted to our Newsletter section. See what SGWA has been doing lately! Bettye Miller writes about the Ranger Talks, and Walter Roth is our featured volunteer.

Updated Wilderness Closure Order

The Wilderness areas closed due to the Lake Fire will remain closed until July 2017 per the Forest Service. An exception has been made for long-distance hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail.
The updated order may be found here: Closure Order. Revised Closure Map

Note that East Flats dispersed campground, and the Santa Ana River trail south of Highway 38 are no longer part of the closed area.

Santa Ana River Trail and PCT news

SGWA crews in cooperation with the Forest Service have been working on the Santa Ana River Trail over the past few months. We’re pleased to relay the information that portion of the trail south of the 38 and East Barton Flats is now open again. The trail was closed last July due to the Lake Fire.
We have also had crews on the closed portion of the Pacific Crest Trail. The Forest Service has determined the section from Whitewater to Onyx Summit is now open to long-distance hikers only. Equestrian use is not recommended.
The official Forest Service statement may be found here: News Release

Permits must be faxed or mailed

The fax machine at Mill Creek Ranger Station is back in operation. Forest Service policy requires that the temporary option to email permits must be removed. In order for us to process your permit we once again request you fax or mail your permits. All info is available on the permit page: Permits

Every Kid in a Park

Did you know every fourth-grader in the U.S. can get free passes for themselves and their families to America’s National Parks and other public lands? That’s right, FREE! Free access to hundreds of parks, lands, and waters for an entire year. Educators can even get free passes for a whole class of fourth-graders. Learn more at Every Kid In A Park.